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Thomas Harrison
Birth: May 1, 1823
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1891
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He moved to Texas in 1843, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Monroe County, Mississippi. During the Mexican War of 1846, he served as a member of the 1st Mississippi Rifles. Returning to Texas after the war, he served a term in the Texas Legislature and was a Captain of a Texas Volunteer Militia Company. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Confederate Army as a Captain in the 8th Texas Cavalry. Promoted Colonel prior to the Battle of Murfreesboro, he also commanded a regiment at Chickamauga. For his actions during the campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas, he was appointed Brigadier General on January 14, 1865. After the war, he returned to Waco, Texas, resumed his legal practice, was elected a District Court Judge and was a Democratic Presidential Elector in 1872. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Isham Harrison (1788 - 1863)
  Harriet Kelly Harrison (1789 - 1856)
  Sarah Elizabeth MacDonald Harrison (1838 - 1882)*
  Thomas Harrison (1866 - 1919)*
  James Anderson Harrison (1868 - 1937)*
  William Kelly Harrison (1870 - 1928)*
  Eliza Ann Harrison Earle (1810 - 1881)*
  Laura Harrison Jack (1812 - 1877)*
  James Edward Harrison (1815 - 1875)*
  Louisa Jane Harrison Thompson (1817 - 1879)*
  Richard Harrison (1821 - 1876)*
  Thomas Harrison (1823 - 1891)
  Isham Harrison (1824 - 1864)*
  William Kelley Harrison (1825 - 1852)*
  Harriett Kelly Harrison Evans (1827 - 1876)*
  Moses Kelly Harrison (1829 - 1894)*
  Mary Virginia Harrison Clay (1834 - 1885)*
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Oakwood Cemetery
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 19 Lot 86
GPS (lat/lon): 31.53571, -97.10853
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 25, 2000
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For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 14, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
Thank you for your service
- Connie WEEAKS Pace
 Added: Jun. 27, 2015
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